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Drugstore Discovery of the Week: The EyePad Gets A Reboot

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Almay-Eye-Makeup-Remover-PadsI don’t think I’m alone in saying that the eye-makeup-remover pad is one of the best inventions—ever. The introduction of the lightbulb was certainly revolutionary, and as a journalist, I guess I owe a certain debt of gratitude to the advent of the printing press, but as a frequent mascara wearer, I find myself continually in awe of the humble eye-makeup-remover pad, which offers up a single-use, disposable application of lash-cleansing genius—no messy, soaked-through cotton balls necessary. A longtime fan of Almay’s slim, saturated wipes that are kissed with extracts of cucumber, aloe, and green tea, I was delighted to recently discover two new varieties at my local drugstore. The mass brand’s new Soothing and De-puffing pads feature hints of chamomile to delicately calm sensitive skin around the eye area, while the Lash Care formula is purposefully gentle enough to leave lashes intact and healthy while removing any trace of liner or lacquer. Both will seriously increase the probability that I will thoroughly remove my makeup before going to sleep, which becomes a whole lot less likely as the nights get longer and the summer barbecues and beach bonfires rage ever later.

Photo: Courtesy of Almay

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